Star Trek fans may be lamenting the long wait between the 2009 Star Trek movie and its sequel, but Zachary Quinto actually thinks it is a good thing. In a video interview (below) watch the new Spock talk about how the time gap helps the team and the fans. He also talks about the potential for Spock in the next film and more. [UPDATE: Quinto joins American Horror Story]
Quinto on long gap, Spock’s goldmine of drama potential and more parallel universes?
Speaking to the Associated Press about the Star Trek sequel, Quinto had this to say about the long wait:
I think there was an implicit understanding that we would do it again and we would all be excited when that time came, but that it probably wouldn’t be for a minute. You can’t go through something so sweeping and so powerful and expect it to begin again right away. I think everyone was cool and let it settle and we all went off to do other stuff and now we are gearing up to get back to it eventually at some point.
By the time the movie comes out it will be like 3 years later – almost 4 years later. So I think there is something nice about that. it gives people a chance to breathe. Both the people involved in creating the story and the people engaging the story. And it makes people miss it a little bit. We had a lot of good will around that first movie so I feel like people are going to be ready for that second one when it comes out. It’s not like "already? really? again"
Regarding the creative team and their progress, Quinto had this to say:
I know those guys are working really hard on it – JJ, Bob, Alex, Damon. It is going to be awesome right? I have to know that with them all in a room. I have heard some rumblings, but I haven’t seen anything.
On Spock’s arc
His planet was destroyed so there is a good place to start. The onus he feels to rebuild his race to support the reminder of his culture and the conflicts that can arise therein. His relationship with Uhura and being pulled in more than one direction emotionally is potential goldmine of drama.
Here is more from Quinto from the same event (via ITN), where Quinto said:
I imagine we are going to pick up right where we left off, but it could be a completely different timeline. They have basically created a device where we could go anywhere. We could be in a parallel universe, we could be in a parallel time. It is the joy of science fiction. Vulcan could be back, who knows.
UPDATE: Quinto joins American Horror Story
In other Quinto news, the actor is headed back to TV for a recurring role on the upcoming FX series American Horror Story. According to Entertainment Weekly, Quinto will play "a gay interior designer who used to be the owner of the show’s centerpiece haunted house."
American Horror Story premires on FX on October 5th. Here is a promo: